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Read Diamond BookShelf: The Magazine Online!

In addition to the robust set of resources at diamondbookshelf.com, Diamond also publishes BookShelf: The Magazine, three times a year: a colorful, comic-sized publication designed to complement the website with timely feature articles, reviews, news items, core lists and and more.

To see what Diamond BookShelf: The Magazine has to offer, the latest four issues are available for you to read digitally for free. Just click on the images below for fullscreen views.

BookShelf #24: The Historical Fiction Graphic Novel Issue 

  • An interview with Jason Aaron on his Vietnam epic, The Other Side
  • A round up of the best historical fiction graphic novels for the classroom
  • Tips for hosting a game night for teens by Teen Librarian, Lauren Richards
  • An interview with Owen K.C. Stephens on the upcoming tabletop roleplaying game Starfinder from Paizo Inc.
  • preview of The Tea Dragon Society from Oni Press
  • And much more!

BookShelf Issue #23: The Young Adult Graphic Novel Issue

  • Why YA? An Exploration of Young Adult Graphic Novels
  • Kid Savage Creators Discuss the Upcoming All-Ages Graphic Novel from Image Comics
  • Social Studies Teacher, Tim Smyth, Explains How to Get a Graphic Novel Approved for the Classroom and Their Impact on Students
  • Orange Public Library Reflects on their Journey to Hosting a Comic-Con for their Community
  • A preview of Dynamite’s Animal Jam
  • Graphic Novel Lesson Plans by Katie Monnin
  • Graphic Novel Reviews for Schools and Libraries
  • And much more!
BookShelf Issue #22
  • Artist Nate Powell discusses the culmination of the groundbreaking trilogy in IDW/Top Shelf's March Book Three
  • Image Comics shows readers how She Changed Comics with their new history of female creators
  • A recommended list of Graphic Novel Memoirs for Middle School students
  • See how graphic novels are used in adult education
  • Get an 8-bit education with Dynamite's The Art of Atari
  • Graphic Novel Lesson Plans by Katie Monnin
  • Graphic Novel Reviews for Schools and Libraries
  • And much more!
BookShelf Issue #21
  • An interview with Gene Luen Yang, comic creator and Ambassador for Young People's Literature
  • Pay a visit to Camp Midnight from Image Comics
  • Meet the outer space monsters of IDW Publishing's Luna the Vampire
  • Take a look at the research that goes into historical graphic novels
  • The BookShelf summer reading guide
  • Graphic Novel Lesson Plans by Katie Monnin
  • Graphic Novel Reviews for Schools and Libraries
  • And much more!
BookShelf Issue #20
  • 10 Easy Ideas to Make Super Comic-Themed Events
  • Oni Press's Invader Zim conquers the page!
  • IDW Publishing connects the dots with Douglas Adams's Dirk Gently
  • Image Comics uncovers the hidden monsters in history in Manifest Destiny
  • How to bring comic fans to your makerspace
  • Graphic Novel Lesson Plans by Katie Monnin
  • Graphic Novel Reviews for Schools and Libraries
  • And much more!